We saw the Colorado 2021 revisited last year. Somehow, anyway – Chevy told us that the mid-size truck was getting a modest toe-in at the front and rear, but the official photos only showed us the muscular ZR2 off-roader, which has a distinct look from the rest of the pack. Now we finally have visuals for the standard Colorado 2021, and it borrows a few clues from its full size brother Silverado.
“The Chevrolet Colorado 2021 update has allowed us to improve the dynamic look of Colorado to be wide, distinctive and capable,” said Matt Noone, director of exterior design for Chevrolet trucks.
As such, the face of Colorado gains a new bigger and bolder grille, imitating the notched pattern on the Silverado. The center grille bar is also a new design that is available in a range of finishes, but unlike the grainy ZR2, this one still has a prominent Bow Tie emblem in the middle.
The new grille comes with a redesigned front fascia with larger vents and greater importance for high beam. It is a two-part design that incorporates a front air barrier, which, according to no one, gives the truck a wider and more stable presence.
“The front air barrier is essential for aerodynamic performance and has been cut in the center to increase the approach angle,” said Noone. “If the customer wishes, it has also been redesigned to be easily removed.”
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Updates to the back aren’t as complete. The wide Colorado bumper with side cutouts is unchanged, as are the rear lights. There is a new tailgate, however, which abandons the large emblem of the bow tie in favor of a large Chevrolet stamping. As with the new grille, it borrows a lot from the full-size Chevrolet Silverado.
There is no mention of interior or mechanical updates for the 2021 model year. The official Chevrolet price has not been announced, but we have heard that the base model will be discontinued and that the new Colorado Entry-level – the extended cab work truck – will start at $ 26,395. That’s an increase of $ 500 from apple to apple over 2020, but it’s $ 4,000 more than the previous entry-level Colorado you could get.
Availability is not yet known, but Chevy says production is expected to start in late June.